MPD’s Davis says she, other police chiefs bracing for public’s response to video

By , Daily Memphian Updated: January 27, 2023 3:48 PM CT | Published: January 27, 2023 1:44 PM CT

MPD’s Cerelyn “C.J.” Davis talked to The Daily Memphian about why they are releasing the video footage Friday evening, whether the National Guard will be brought in and how she thinks these latest events will affect recruiting. Earlier in the day, she also discussed the fire department’s role in Nichols’ death. 


Tyre Nichols Memphis Police Department Cerelyn "C.J." Davis
Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers criminal justice for The Daily Memphian. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.


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